Being arrested for any reason is difficult enough, but when you add college disciplinary charges to it, the consequences can be devastating and life-changing.
What can happen if I am arrested off-campus?
If you are arrested off-campus, it is very likely that your college will find out and you could face school administrative disciplinary actions in addition to criminal charges. Local police departments often work closely with campus police and will inform them when a student is arrested. You could lose your student financial aid and your student housing and/or admission to graduate programs.
Can I get kicked out of college for being arrested?
Unfortunately, yes. Depending on the crime and the disciplinary procedures of the college, you will want to read your university conduct codes to understand the potential consequences of being arrested. Being arrested could greatly affect your education and future employment because any arrest will appear on your criminal history record regardless of the outcome of the case.
What if I am Charged with a DUI?
In cases of DUI, if you are pursuing a career that requires a license such as being an attorney or a nurse, you may not be able to continue to pursue that degree. If you are seeking a teaching position or government job, it could be much harder to pursue when you have a DUI on your record. It’s important to find a criminal defense attorney that is well-versed in college student disciplinary matters.